Here is Ruthie with her new family…
Please meet Ruthie! Ruthie is a 6-year-old Ruby Cavalier weighing in at 16.5 lbs. She has a beautiful mahogany coat with a splash of white on her chest and a teeny bit on her nose. She also has white tipped feet, her slippers. Ruthie was recently released from a commercial breeder after 6 years of producing puppies.
Happily, Ruthie is a well-adjusted girl. She loves everyone she meets, including larger dogs, though cats maybe not so much. Ruthie is a very calm, quiet girl, who loves her time snuggling with her two Cavalier foster sisters and her people (she loves, loves, loves belly rubs) but she can also be found resting in her crate for some alone time, especially when mom and dad are busy with chores around the house. She is happy to go to her crate when eating or when errands take her people out of the house. She would prefer to sleep with her humans in the big bed.
Ruthie does have a penchant for eating paper, like paper towels, tissues, maybe a magazine, so those things should be kept out of reach. She is willing to give up her prize pretty easily though.
When Ruthie first arrived to our care, she had difficulty with GI upset. The vet believed the stress of the change and subsequent travel to her foster home was the major factor. She was treated and recovered well; however, she has had some recurrent issues that we are addressing with lifestyle and diet change. It would seem that turkey and chicken don’t agree with Ruthie, and she is doing much better on a beef-based diet.
Ruthie has had a recent dental where she lost 9 teeth. She had already lost some teeth prior to coming into foster care, but she has the important ones and does well eating kibble. She is not adverse to a little dollop of a topper of some kind just to make meal time more interesting.
Ruthie was also spayed while in foster care. Other than a few accidents when she had her tummy troubles, she is pretty much housetrained when taken out frequently. It’s best to be extra vigilant in her new home though as she does not signal when she needs to go out.
Ruthie walks well on a leash, taking time to check out her surroundings. If you’re looking for a jogging or hiking partner, Ruthie is not your girl. She can jump on and off the couch and up and down the stairs.
The best news is that Ruthie is heart clear and all her bloodwork and fecal exams were normal. Ruthie may have some significant hearing loss but she compensates very well. Maybe it’s selective hearing? Ruthie does have grade 2 luxating patellas but more than one vet has said that surgery is not necessary. Keeping Ruthie slim and trim will be helpful in maintaining her knee health. She is up to date on vaccines and flea, tick and heartworm preventatives.
If you live within a reasonable driving distance of Cinnaminson, NJ and you are interested in adopting Ruthie, please email Rebecca Plimpton at email@example.com and fill out an application online if you haven’t already.